Europe's New Mafias | People & Power


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Published: 5 years ago
No one paid the two men much attention as they approached the bank. It was around three in the afternoon in a small French town and customers had been coming and going to the cash machine all day. If anyone spared the two a thought, they would probably have assumed they were - just like anyone else - about to withdraw some money.

But then, as the men huddled together around the ATM - incidentally making it difficult for passers-by to see what they were doing - one of them opened his jacket and pulled out a rectangular steel panel. He swiftly pressed it into place over the cash machine’s keyboard (that it fitted perfectly was no accident), and then they walked away.

As it turned out, the two men involved in this particular episode had not been as unobserved as they thought, because a hidden CCTV surveillance camera was recording their every move.

What came as no surprise to the police was that the two men were from Eastern Europe. These days many of their suspects are. Though this was just one small incident, it was actually part of a much wider trend of organised crime emanating from gangs in Romania, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere, which over the last decade has been giving law enforcement an increasingly serious headache.


So what is behind this spread of mafia-style criminal activity from East to West? Who are the bosses and godfathers pulling the strings? And how exactly do they operate?

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I am born in romania

1 week ago

In Lithuania thst gang like Evgeniy cant survive even 2 days.....
I cant stop lauhging
Omg

1 week ago

გენაცვალეთ ქართველებო

2 weeks ago

ALL mafia in all countries not survive without power from government ...

1 month ago

These gangsters seem to be on the greasy, fat and homosexual side of the law.

1 month ago

4:11 even in Romania they have greasy, poorly styled wiggers. Who wears a Denver Nuggets hat, with a bootlegged Chicago Bulls style Jordan jersey?
Why do pasty white boys insist on dressing like this?
So greasy.

1 month ago

Why doesn't Al Jazeera expose the Muslim child trafficking and rape gangs in England? There are so many of them! They try to find the Splinter that is in our eye, but behold they have a whole Tree in theirs!

1 month ago

I like drug lords, at least they not as dumb as politicians.

1 month ago

You 'like' them? This isn't choosing characters in a video game. These people would slit you from throat to crotch without even thinking about it. Complete scum. If they put half the effort they put into crime and violence into their communities and their country as Patriots their countries would develop with people working, living in peace and they would have real respect.

1 month ago

and brussels let this countries in europ... uae dubai abudhabi are the safest place in the world , no mafia can play around there

1 month ago

Romanians....thug life gangsters!! 🇷🇴🇷🇴🇷🇴

1 month ago

When Communism fell, the unregulated Cappies took over

1 month ago

Lol this Karandasz (spelling?) is a carbon copy of Michel Foucault !!

1 month ago

Man shot the lock off that door

1 month ago

when they translate the romanian fella saying pass it threw the skimmer he says pisica which means cat in romanian idk but ok

1 month ago

AND THEY SAY LEE HARVEY OSWALD WAS A LONE RANGER?

1 month ago

THEY HAVE ITS TECHNOLOGY. THEY CAN REVERSE ITS TECHNOLOGY. HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO!

1 month ago

For God’s sake it is UKRAINE 🇺🇦 not THE Ukraine! We’re an independent country!!! 19:36

1 month ago

Rainbow six siege

1 month ago

Mafia bosses need to be in hard labor camps for life. If they escape the death penalty.

1 month ago

I thought that the mafia in Italian is abbreviated for death to France !, Is Italy's cry. Why is the mafia doing crimes in France.

1 month ago

omg at least choose real VOR :D :D

1 month ago

That you mean mafia?? Stile cash machine this video it’s stupid and funny.. you never can you find the real mafia.. this video it’s talking about rat

1 month ago

what is the difference between russian gangsters and romanians...?? faces are the same...goals are the same...methods are the same.....bastards.....!!!!

1 month ago

Show the world these bad men i prison. Let us se them broken down and, or are the living life in jail like most mafffia bosses??

1 month ago

there is no code among maffia.

1 month ago

I belive in
Baba Yaga

1 month ago

MAFIA is of Sicilian & Italian origin taken from Wordl War 2 - quindi, "other" countries do not refer to their own crime-family using this specific term - News agencies are naive & throw out terms that do not apply stronza .
The actual Sicilian families use; Ma . u Ne . . u - related to the old custom of sending an inked paper (red or black) with an imprint of a part of the Mafioso's anatomy to let them know a hit is on its way.

1 month ago

EZ Access to dismantle and impose. How can this be ? Why is it soooo EASY. And they do it every day, DUH.
Time for a NEW DESIGN. YA THINK ?

1 month ago

STOP BLURRING CRIMINAL'S FACES IN VIDEOS, ONLINE AND TV ....

1 month ago

Did they just shoot the lock off with a shotgun? xD

1 month ago